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My SkyCaddie SG5 turns off on its own on the course and is slow to update yardages. It worked perfectly for a year and then I noticed the screw that hold the battery cover closed was missing. I replaced the screw thinking that was the problem but still the same issues. I have synced several times thinking it may help.

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Same problem. I removed the battery and cleaned the connections on the battery and the connections inside the SG5 .... seemed to fix my problem.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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    glennkill704 Nov 03, 2012

    I also should add that the problem only happened when I was riding a cart (bouncing a lot etc...) which I don;'t normally do, I normally walk.... so ... the moral here is get off your lazy **** and walk the beautiful game !!!!

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I have the same problem, I turn it on to play and about 2 min later it shuts off. i plugged it into the wall and it passed the 30min trial test. when i removed the back a small little half circle piece came out. not sure what to do??

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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Want to load new course tto my sg5 cannot find out how


I had the same problem with mine, so had to call Customer Services, ( you can find it on the internet ) and I asked for the course I wanted to download, and the guy did this for me there and then. Hope this helps you mate. ;-)

May 31, 2014 | SkyGolf SkyCaddie Handheld GPS Unit

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Loss of GPS Signal and Yardages


It is often thought that a GPS device like the SkyCaddie should keep constant uninterrupted view and connection to the satellites, thus always giving accurate yardage information. This is true of cellular technology, indoors or out, etc, but not for a GPS device like the SkyCaddie. A clear, unobstructed view of the sky must always be maintained for optimum performance. Here are some other tips:

1. When going to play golf, the SkyCaddie should have a fully charged battery and should be allowed to search and acquire satellites for at least 10-15 minutes, prior to play. During this time, the device should be stationary. Many people power the device on then head straight to the course. From that point on, the yardage info you get may be off or may not show at all.

2. Is the golf course you are playing in need of an update? It's good to plug your SkyCaddie into your computer and allow it to sync with the SkyCaddie desktop software. You will receive updates to the device if you do this periodically and you can view your course list to see if any of your downloaded golf courses should need an update. An unupdated golf course on the device can cause yardage problems.

3. Placing the SkyCaddie in your pocket during the game, placing it in a golf cart cup holder, tall trees or heavy shrubbery, hilly terrain, very overcast cloudy days, etc., all can impede satellite acquisition and yardage accuracy.

4. Internal issues. Most SkyCaddie models may have an outward antennae view, but there is also an inward antennae connection that could be compromised. If this is true, the user will not know this, as this type of issue is internal and will need to be sent in to the company for repair, contact them to have this done. This can also be the source of why a device never seems to acquire satellites and/or give accurate yardage information.

on Aug 12, 2008 | SkyGolf SkyCaddie Handheld GPS Unit

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New battery and still not holding charge


Not sure what kind of battery you are using in your GPS. If you can put in AA or AAA size batteries, try to use NiMH rechargeable batteries the can be bought with capacities till 2500 mA/h. (sometimes suggested 2700 on the battery) but still 2500 mA/h is very much. Do charge the batteries with a charger that is capable to charge correct. When putting a NiMH battery on an old charger for NiCd batteries, the battery never get the full capacity.
If the Battery is inside and you must go to a repair shop for replacement, please ask if they can check if the GPS is not draining to much power, because of any malfunction.

Oct 28, 2013 | SkyGolf GPS

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My sky caddie sg5 won't charge thru the usb or power cord...any ideas???


Hello there,
Since you have tried charging the device using the usb and the power cord. It is quite clear to know that the problem is from the device connection port. It is bad and need to be replaced.
But you need to Try to test the battery in other devices then try to charge it there to see if it will hold a charge. If the battery holds a charge there, then it means the battery is okay and if it does not charge. Then it means the problem is from the battery. It need to be replaced if so.
Then test the charger/ power cord on another device if it is not bad, then you test the usb cable also. After running these test. You will be clear to know if it is the connection port. Then replace the connection port once confirmed to be the problem. Hope this helped. Goodluck Elect_Comp

Sep 02, 2011 | SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 Car GPS Receiver

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How do I download golf courses to my sg5.


To download courses:
  1. Launch CaddieSync and sync your SkyCaddie.
  2. Select COURSES from the upper navigation bar of the CaddieSync desktop.
  3. Select the Favorites link next to Course Search.
  4. Check the box at the left of each course you want to download to your SkyCaddie.
  5. If you want to remove a downloaded course, uncheck the course in this step.
  6. Click the Download to My SkyCaddie >> button above the Favorites list.
  7. Checked courses will be downloaded to your SkyCaddie.
  8. Unchecked courses will be removed from your SkyCaddie.
  9. Click the Disconnect button in the lower navigation bar and close CaddieSync.
If you experience problems downloading courses:
  1. Turn off the SkyCaddie and disconnect the USB cable.
  2. Close the CaddieSync application.
  3. Reconnect the USB cable from the computer to your SkyCaddie.
  4. Launch CaddieSync.
  5. Click the Sync button in the lower navigation bar to resync the SkyCaddie.

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My sky caddie sg5 wont charge


If you follow these instructions which I think you know how to, it will recharge. If not the rechargeable battery needs to be replaced

To charge the battery, simply follow the steps below:
  1. Gently pull back the rubber cover to gain access to the mini-USB port located at the bottom of the SkyCaddie. Insert the mini-USB connector of the supplied wall charger into the mini-USB slot.
  2. Plug the wall charger into the AC wall outlet. While charging, the charging indicator in the upper left-hand side of the SkyCaddie will show red. The charging indicator will switch to green when fully charged. You may also notice the unit's screen turn on and off periodically.
The battery will charge, even with the SkyCaddie turned off. A full battery charge may take 4 hours. Once fully charged, expect 36 holes of continuous play.


Warning!Always connect the cable to the SkyCaddie first before connecting to AC power or PC USB.

Jul 16, 2011 | GPS

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How do I download skycaddie program back on to the computer. I already have a subscription for the year


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Mar 01, 2010 | SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 Car GPS Receiver

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Installed new battery and still shows low battery after 2 holes and 24 hours of charging


if all cables on battery are clean and tight, then most likely it is the alternator putting out a low charge. test the alternator it should be at least 14 or a little more when running. 12.5 to 13 when off. if alternator is ok, then check all wiring from alternator to battery, and make sure the battery ground is ok!! best of luck carl,

Dec 04, 2009 | SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 Car GPS Receiver

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How do I install caddieSync?


cannot log on to skycaddiesync for my new skycaddie.

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